February 1, 2019
As promised, we are continuing to advocate on behalf of our members for improvements to Bright MLS. Hopefully you have noticed an increase in Bright’s communication to subscribers, including more frequent and specific updates, as well as more engagement on social media through the Bright MLS Community Group on Facebook. This past Tuesday, Bright facilitated a meeting with leadership of CoreLogic where we had the opportunity to bring specific search function challenges to their attention. Please listen to the video posted below to learn about some of the top take-aways from that meeting.
Also, in response to member requests, additional in-person Bright training classes have been scheduled at NVAR for the month of February. Visit NVAR.com/bright for the complete schedule, including February YouTube interactive session dates.

Based on your feedback, BrightMLS has pushed a number of updates that were released on January 31, 2019. Please read the full release for details, or follow the links below for more information on specific items.
Agent and Client Gallery Reports.
Listing Performance Report now available in Bright.
Launch of Bright Knowledgebase.
Fixes were made to the Financial Calculators.
Fewer, more applicable fields for entering and searching Commercial Lease properties.
Updates to improve searches and data in Listing Management.

  • Withdrawn Date and List Agreement Cancel Date
  • Heating Type and Heating Fuel: Learn more about these changes.
  • Go and Show - No Showing Contact
  • Search for a ZIP code beginning with “0”
  • Proceed without tax record
For Brokers: Embed videos in your Office News posts.
Additional Updates: Find more info at brightmls.com

  • Improved process for entering Comparable listings.

  • Days on Market no longer accumulating for Coming Soon listings.

  • Automatically update your listing’s tax information from Public Records.

  • You can now submit accuracy inconsistencies found in Public Records.

  • Edit Tax ID without overwriting listing data.

  • Restricted and cautionary word check in Listing Management. Upon launch Bright quickly identified that the remarks filter was far too restrictive and created challenges with uploading listings. A relaxation of the filter rules was put into place last night.

  • Municipality is now an optional field and will no longer appear for Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and New Jersey listings.

  • Bedrooms and bathrooms are no longer required for certain types of properties.
Thank you for continuing to provide feedback. Your input is valued and makes a positive difference.


Christine Richardson
2019 NVAR President

Ryan T. Conrad, RCE, CAE, CIPS